Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was Paperback – Aug 1 2003
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About the Author
Angélica Gorodischer was born in 1929 in Buenos Aires and has lived most of her life in Rosario, Argentina. She is the author of nineteen books. From her first book of stories, she has displayed a mastery of science-fiction themes, handled with her own personal slant, and exemplary of the South American fantasy tradition.
Top Customer Reviews
The stories can be taken on many levels--as simple tales, or as allegories about the human condition. And because they are always told in this detached way--by a nameless storyteller--they acquire a mythic resonance. It doesn't matter whether any of it "really" happened. The last story in the collection is just a little different, well, surprising. And I won't tell you how it ends.
Author Angelica Gorodischer is an Argentine writer, previously unavailable in English, and she is translated here by that engaging fabulist, Ursula K. Le Guin. They must be kindred spirits, for the stories in this collection have a familiar tone to Le Guin's readers. Other worlds, fantastic worlds, with a dark, haunting edge. The book is not perfect. Long, repetitive, almost Proustian sentences make for slow going. There were times when the narrative really dragged, the chatter of the "storytellers" became just a bit much to listen to. Still, this is a great book and worth reading. Don't try to rush it, though. Reviewed by Louis N. Gruber.
Most recent customer reviews
I am so proud of meeting her almost everyday, since she lives where I do. Her books are so deep, she is such a terrific person!!!!!!!! I love her work. I love this book, too.Published on March 15 2004 by Mario Gonzalez Dorado
Excellent. The best thing I've read since summer. I picked this up because Le Guin was the translator. Perhaps we might see more of Gorodischer's work translated in the future.Published on Dec 31 2003